The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks

Author: Gwendolyn Brooks
Editor: Library of America
ISBN: 159853324X
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"If you wanted a poem," wrote Gwendolyn Brooks, "you only had to look out of a window. There was material always, walking or running, fighting or screaming or singing." From the life of Chicago's South Side she made a forceful and passionate poetry that fused Modernist aesthetics with African-American cultural tradition, a poetry that registered the life of the streets and the upheavals of the 20th century. Starting with A Street in Bronzeville (1945), her epoch-making debut volume, The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks traces the full arc of her career in all its ambitious scope and unexpected stylistic shifts. "Her formal range," writes editor Elizabeth Alexander, "is most impressive, as she experiments with sonnets, ballads, spirituals, blues, full and off-rhymes. She is nothing short of a technical virtuoso." That technical virtuosity was matched by a restless curiosity about the life around her in all its explosive variety. By turns compassionate, angry, satiric, and psychologically penetrating, Gwendolyn Brooks's poetry retains its power to move and surprise. About the American Poets Project Elegantly designed in compact editions, printed on acid-free paper, and textually authoritative, the American Poets Project makes available the full range of the American poetic accomplishment, selected and introduced by today’s most discerning poets and critics.

Encyclopedia Of African American History 3 Volumes

Author: Leslie M Alexander
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851097740
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A fresh compilation of essays and entries based on the latest research, this work documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century. • Contributions from over 100 specialists on African America and the African diaspora • A spectacular selection of illustrations and photographs, such as a Kongo cosmogram, the African burial ground in New York City, and maps of the Triangular Trade and the Underground Railroad

Gwendolyn Brooks

Author: Mildred R. Mickle
Editor: Salem PressInc
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The essays in this volume pay tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks's legacy. They explore Brooks's sustained dialectic with American historical events such as World War II and the Civil Rights movement, the cultural complexities of racial segregation, major movements in black letters such as the Black Arts movement, modernist ideas promoting individuality and exploring the feelings associated with loneliness, rejection of the status quo in society, open critique of history and its chroniclers, and revisions of traditional literary forms, such as the epic and the sonnet, as a means to incorporate a neglected black experience and contribution into American history and letters. The essays show how Brooks's quest was at times a lonely one. The poet was often perceived as catering too much to either the white mainstream or the black folk aesthetic, and her agenda to write her own truth as she saw fit is sometimes lost within her subtle intertextual wordplay with black and white literary influences. Still, it is the fine li

On Gwendolyn Brooks

Author: Stephen Caldwell Wright
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472088393
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A reassessment of the art and achievements of the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize

The Essential Black Literature Guide

Author: Roger M. Valade
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Lists 450 authors, works, and movements that together reflect the diversity and significance of Black literature

Public Library Core Collection

Author: John Greenfieldt
Editor: Hw Wilson Company
ISBN: 9780824210946
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Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.

Gwendolyn Brooks Maud Martha

Author: Jacqueline K. Bryant
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Ten literary experts on the work of Gwendolyn Brooks unite in this collection to provide in-depth analysis on Maud Martha. Through various essays, this volume explores socio-economic implications, the portrayal of the Black family and the Black woman, the contemporary culture in Chicago's Bronzeville, and the literary skills of Brooks.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Author: Harry B. Shaw
Editor: Boston : Twayne Publishers
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Offers a brief profile of the Chicago poet, analyzes the themes in her poetry, and assesses her place in modern American literature

The Whiskey Of Our Discontent

Author: Georgia Popoff
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ISBN: 9781608467631
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Reflections on the profound influence of poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks through examinations of her life and work.

100 Essential Modern Poems

Author: Joseph Parisi
Editor: Ivan R Dee
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Collects one hundred poems from the past century that reflect modern culture, including works by William Butler Yeats, Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker, Wallace Stevens, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

100 Essential Modern Poems By Women

Author: Joseph Parisi
Editor: Ivan R Dee
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A collection of modern poetry by women features poems by Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, and Margaret Atwood.

Frontiers

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A journal of women studies.

Callaloo

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A Black South journal of arts and letters.

Million Man March Day Of Absence

Author: Third World Press
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Gathers speeches, photographs, and poetry commemorating the historic Million Man March

African American Review

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As the official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association of America, African American review promotes an exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives of African American literature and culture.

The Essential Desk Reference

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Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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A quick reference guide to a dizzying array of topics covers everything from Roman emperors to the space program, placing important information at the reader's fingertips.

Poetry

Author: Harriet Monroe
Editor:
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Black Literature Criticism

Author: James P. Draper
Editor: Gale Group
ISBN: 9780810379299
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This contains critical excerpts on some 125 internationally-prominent black authors of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

Cyclopedia Of World Authors

Author: Frank Northen Magill
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Black Literature Criticism Achebe Dumas

Author: Jelena O. Krstovic
Editor: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414431710
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Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.